CES is in full swing now, which means another juicy product launch. This time, Airwolf 3D has lifted the lid on the EVO, an “Additive Manufacturing Center” that it insists no one call a 3D printer. But it totally is.
Taking its product lineup to its fifth generation, California-based Airwolf 3D has treated us all with the full details of its next 3D printer. Called the EVO, it looks every bit deserving of marking a generation jump for the manufacturer.
Coming out the gate with some bold words, Airwolf 3D Co-Founder and CEO Erick Wolf said in a release “We took the technology that we perfected with our prosumer line of 3D printers and leveraged it to develop a machine that’s light years beyond anything else on the market.”
He continues “The EVO is faster, stronger, and more accurate than any desktop 3D printer — it delivers a premium 3D manufacturing experience at less than half the cost of machines that offer equivalent performance.”
The EVO makes use of a dual nozzle print head is controllable via a pretty lavish 7-inch color touchscreen panel. That, and it boasts a unique microcontroller of proprietary design that allows the machine to perform at greater speeds and with greater control than your typical RAMBo board in many other desktop machines.
There are a number of catchy sounding features debuting on the EVO. First up is PartSave, which the folks at Airwolf 3D affectionately refer to as “Zombie Mode”.
Designed to recover big prints from the likes of otherwise print-killing events like power outages, the feature recalls where the print job was before loss of power. It then resumes the print, continuing from where it left off once power is restored.
Its almost 30-cubic-centimeter build volume is totally enclosed for better performance with sensitive materials, and benefits from probably our favorite feature — an air filter. Touted as an oversized air purification system, the company claims it filters the ultra-fine-particles and volatile organic compounds released into the air from your prints.
Another interesting top-line feature is that the EVO will dry your filament as it feeds into the printer. Integrated into the chamber heating system, it is an ability Airwolf 3D claim aids in manufacturing the “highest quality parts possible”. The printer will retail for $6,995 dollars, and is estimated to start shipping in February.
If you happen to be roaming the halls of CES, you can find Airwolf 3D in the North Hall, booth 8908.
Source: Airwolf 3D
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